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Cassie Nordgren’s innovative choreography is spectacular, an exercise in raw, searing energy that is both uninhibited and unexpectedly graceful. How she got that many dancers to create that much complicated motion in such close proximity is a miracle of logistics. The dance numbers are indescribably beautiful.
— Ann Bennet, Santa Cruz Live

Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabrillo Stage | Choreography by Cassie Nordgren


 
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Cassie was a featured contributor in the October 2017 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine!

"When Cassie Nordgren visits studios as a guest choreographer, she prides herself on bringing her high-energy, high-emotion brand of theater dance to the table. For her, the magic often lies in the intention behind the piece rather than its perceived difficulty. "Sometimes the piece is about telling a story, so you won't get those aerials or fouettés or whatever the new trick of the day is. That's not where I live as a choreographer," she says. "What you are going to get is that the students will have to rely on their storytelling skills to make the piece complete...."

 

 
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The Danza Highbridge Festival was featured on the Dance Network!

“Cassie Nordgren, a remarkable New York City choreographer, brings her passion for sharing and celebrating dance with the uptown community and curates the concert….”

 

 
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Cassie was featured in Broadway World in an article about her show Alexa.

"'We are ecstatic for the opportunity to create in our own neighborhood and in a space as inspiring as the Culture Hub," said creative team member, Cassie Nordgren. "Our incredible cast and their willingness to explore has made this brand new piece of dance theater come live.'"

 

 
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Cassie was interviewed by Dance Network!

“'Dance, like music, is universal. It doesn't require the understanding of English or Spanish to be enjoyed,” Nordgren said. “Because our community uptown is so diverse, art-forms without a language barrier are especially unifying.'”

 

 
...this was a tap-dancing spectacle of a show. The women in the ensemble rat-a-tat their way through the number, initially seated at the steno pool typewriters. This number alone warranted a standing ovation; it’s rhythmically exciting and visually captivating...
— Mike Taylor, in a Calaveras Enterprise Review

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sierra Repertory Theatre | Tap Choreography by Cassie Nordgen

 

 

The Danza Highbridge Festival was featured on Broadway World.

Directed & Curated by Cassie Nordgren

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2017

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2018

 

 
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Cassie was interviewed by Michael Mahany of Dance Network about creating The Last Bite at the United Palace!

 

 

Cassie was featured in Dance Informa Digital Magazine!

"Cassie Nordgren: Observing Josh Bergasse and 'On The Town'" 

Mary Callahan of Dance Informa Magazine.

March 2nd 2015.       
“.with her striking Peter Pan-pixie look and clear mastery of Blackstone’s natural, joyous style, I knew she (Cassie) had the “it” factor....I met Cassie Nordgren about a year ago in Al Blackstone’s Advanced Theatre class at Broadway Dance Center. Cassie stuck to the back of the studio, but with her striking Peter Pan-pixie look and clear mastery of Blackstone’s natural, joyous style, I knew she had the “it” factor.  Last fall I ran into Cassie during intermission for a preview performance of Broadway’s On the Town.  She was sitting next to choreographer, Josh Bergasse, in the back row of the orchestra with a notepad in her hand.  “I’m part of the Observer program through the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF),” she explained.  “What’s that?” I asked.  I then discovered that the SDC Observership is probably the greatest opportunity for aspiring directors and choreographers.  But surprisingly, very few dancers and actors are familiar with the program.  Cassie—eager to share her own experience—agreed to sit down to an interview with Dance Informa about being a SDC observer for Josh Bergasse on On the Town..."

 

 
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Cassie was interviewed by Dance Network and The Uptown Collective about creating The Last Bite at the United Palace!